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Unique, Quiet, Secluded Ground-Level Riverside Garden Suite In Natural Setting

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Details
Property
house
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
1
Minimum Stay
3 nights

Description

Edgemont House Rental Photos and Description

2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, And Spacious Living Area (1,000 Sq. Ft.), Private Deck

Completely self-contained, ground-floor garden suite set in a natural west-coast setting of tall firs, cedars, salal, goats beard, wild cranberry, ocean spray, Oregon grape, and ferns. The suite is perched on the immediate edge of the Capilano Canyon (the property is well fenced!) looking 30 metres down to the ruggedly beautiful Capilano River and across the canyon to the Capilano Regional Park. Exceptionally quiet - the only sounds you will hear will be the murmurs of the river and the songs and cries of the many resident birds.

The Canyon hosts bald eagles, ospreys, great blue herons, and numerous ducks and other smaller birds, including sparkling hummingbirds, that fly past at eye-level, perch on nearby trees, and enjoy the birdfeeders. Looking down at the Ranger Pool, you will see salmon running (in the fall), fly fishermen, kayakers, and hikers taking a rest on the river's 'beach'.

Our home is set well below the road, which is why it is so quiet and the setting so pristine. But it comes at a cost! There is a hand-railed path of about 40 steps from our carport down to the main level of our home. We continue to handle this journey with ease (despite two hip replacements!). There are a further 20 steps down to the suite. Consider this hike part of your daily workout!

The suite has it own private deck overlooking the canyon and there is an adjoining patio that provides a cool place to sit and read or eat on sunny hot days. It has been recently renovated and decorated with West Coast art. It has two large, bright bedrooms, with a double or queen-size bed and new bedding. The living area has a slate floor and comprises a well-equipped kitchen, a large dining and living area with a gas fireplace. The bathroom includes a bath and shower, and the usual fittings. The suite looks out, through two double French doors, to the deck and across the river to the park. The suite is exceptionally safe and private, and is professionally cleaned after each visit.

Our suite is exceptionally well located for tourists and vacationers:

• 5 minute walk to the Capilano Suspension Bridge - this is a must-see, well worth it!

• 15 minute walk (or 3 minute drive) to the Chinook Trail in the Capilano Regional Park that loops around the Cleveland Dam back to the trailhead - a lovely, pristine, riverside trail - pools, ancient trees, Capilano Salmon Hatchery, and more (my favourite longer walk).

• 5 minute drive to the Capilano Salmon Hatchery - very interesting and close encounters with salmon (which are very tasty!).

• 10 minute walk (or 3 minute drive) to Edgemont Village - old-fashioned village that provides everything you need for your stay (except a candlestick maker!).

• 20 minute quiet walk or 5 minute drive to Murdo Frazer Park - pitch and putt and a little old wood cabin set on a duck pond - bring duck food - great fun for kids!

• 10 minute drive to Ambleside Beach, 10 minute drive to Third Beach in Stanley Park - this is our favourite beach and is wonderful for families with younger children.

• 10 minute drive to the Grouse Mountain Skyride to the peak - lots to do and great fun year-round. Or, instead of taking the Skyride, try the Grouse Grind - be warned, it's very tough! For the daredevils, Grouse and the North Shore offer unmatched mountain biking!

• 20 minute drives to Cypress and Seymour Mountains - good skiing and hiking. For the fitter types, try hiking from Cypress Bowl to the Lions along the Howe Sound Crest Trail - my favourite, more demanding, hike (when I was younger!) - the views are spectacular, particularly from the top of the West Lion.

• 40 minute drive to the Sea to Sky Gondola near Squamish on the road to Whistler. Fantastic views of the iconic Stawamus Chief, Howe Sound, and surrounding mountains - a new North Shore attraction and well worth a visit!

The transit and travelling location of our home is excellent:

• 2 minute walk to buses that service downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park, Lonsdale Quay, Grouse Mountain, and Horseshoe Bay.

• 10-20 minute drive to downtown Vancouver and Stanley Park over the Lions Gate Bridge.

• 1 minute drive to the Trans Canada Highway - gateway to Horseshoe Bay, Lions Bay, Squamish and Whistler to the north west; and the Seconds Narrows Bridge, Lynn Canyon Park and Suspension Bridge, Deep Cove, east Vancouver, Burnaby and the Fraser Valley to the east.

• south of Vancouver, including the USA, can be reached through downtown Vancouver or by the Second Narrows Bridge (avoiding downtown).

More Details
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
Harry and Sally Sutherland
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2016
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About Harry and Sally Sutherland

We have lived in our home since 1996 and are now empty nesters after our three children left to start their own independent lives. We are both retired professionals (financial executive and teacher) and we live in the two floors above the suite. We think that our suite is beautiful, and we wanted to share it with others.

We have five grandchildren who, like all young children, are full of energy and can be rambunctious when they visit - it's a lot of fun having children around. But we are also very mindful of our guests who choose our suite for its quiet, natural location.

Harry and Sally Sutherland purchased this house in 1996

Why Harry and Sally Sutherland chose North Vancouver

We moved to the North Shore from the Vancouver west side in 1985 when we fell in love with the ambience of mountains, forests and water. We are not 'city' people and loved the quality of life the North Shore offered (while being in close proximity to the city). We came across this home in 1996 and it was love at first sight, and the romance continues.

What makes this house unique

Our home feels to us like a quiet country cottage set in the woods by the river, but yet it is within minutes of one of the most beautiful and livable cities in the world. It is tucked in a natural cedar and fir forest setting, with abundant native plant life. Despite the trees, it enjoys a great deal of sunshine, particularly as the sun sets in the afternoon and evening. Our home and deck faces south west, so it can get hot, but we have a partially shaded patio area that is cooler and a great place to read or play.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(42 traveler reviews)

Unique, Quiet, Secluded Ground-Level Riverside Garden Suite In Natural Setting
average rating of 4.952381 based on 42 reviews
5

Quiet get away

  • 5 of 5

We (mom - dad and grownup daughter) had a wonderful stay at Sutherlands lovely riverside suite. It is very clean and you will find everything you need to have a good time. We did a lot of cooking and baking, and all pots and pans were available.

Thank you so much to Sally and Harry for the welcome bottle of wine and cookies...and for help and good advises.

There are a lot of steps to the unit, but it is worth the workout. Not recommended for people with walking disabilities. The building is in wood, so you hear the sounds in the house.

The location is perfect in the nature - the only thing you hear outside is the rushing river beneath the balcony - and you are only 5 minutes walk from the Capilano Suspension Bridge. We also took a nice hike to the salmon hatchery located up the river.

We saw bold eagles from the balcony, and had several visits by a black squirrel.

We would love to come back in the spring or summer time, and sit at the beautiful balcony just enjoying the nature.

Thanks again Sally and Harry. You are great hosts. :-)

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi there Temeculans, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay despite the dismal, wet November weather. Glad that you managed to find a few breaks to enjoy your walks and visits. We enjoyed meeting you all and discovering the game of Balut - sounded like a lot fun - we'll have to get one for the family. Thank you too for your very charming review! We hope to see you again when the weather's better. All the best, Harry & Sally
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5

I would rent this garden cottage again in a heartbeat. Very peaceful and quiet location.

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed at Harry and Sally's Garden Cottage for a week. We loved it. The cottage has everything you will need for your stay. We especially loved the Fireplace and of course the view of the River below the deck. We sat out on the deck every evening and watched the birds and the squirrels and an occasional fisherman (There is a nice Weber grill). The location is a half block from the Capilano Suspension bridge. You are 10 minutes from Downtown and Stanley Park. Several miles from the cottage are local shops where we purchased local beef and farm fresh produce. We are looking forward to going back! I can see why they have received nothing but 5 star ratings.

  • Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Bob, thanks for the great review - it's wonderful that you both managed to enjoy the deck and include some quiet times during your visit. We are glad that we briefly bumped into you on our return - enjoyed chatting about your home town. We googled it and it looks charming, pity we missed it while we were in the area. Kind regards, Harry and Sally P.S. Thanks for the hickory smoked bacon - delicious!
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5

A real home from home, we settled in immediately.

  • 5 of 5

It's everything and more you would expect and want from an holiday rental. Beautiful, peaceful location, with easy access into the city. Perfect. Thank you to our hosts, it was good to meet you, you will be seeing us again.

  • Submitted: Sep 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Pam, it was a pleasure meeting you both, and we look forward to renewing our Brexit discussion during your next visit! Thanks for the very kind review! Best wishes, Harry and Sally
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5

Beautiful Garden Suite

  • 5 of 5

The garden suite was perfect for our family of 4. We planned a weekend getaway with the kids and wanted to be somewhere fairly central to hiking and the beauty of North Vancouver, and this place was perfect. It was nice to be away from the hustle and bustle of Vancouver and yet be so close to everything. We were still central to Stanley Park, Lynn Canyon, Deep Cove, Lighthouse Park, Grouse Mountain and walking distance to the Capilano Suspension Bridge. Shopping and groceries were a short drive away, and there were a few shops walking distance away as well.

The suite had everything we needed - two large bedrooms, full kitchen, living area plus large deck overlooking the valley. It was nicely decorated as well, with thought put into all the decorations. The property was very clean and well maintained.

My favourite feature was the view from the deck. It was truly beautiful. The peacefulness of the river valley was better than we had anticipated. The garden area around the home was gorgeous as well.

I would definitely come back to this rental, and would recommend it to others. It was a wonderful suite in a fantastic location. Thanks for your hospitality Harry and Sally.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Susan, wow, thanks for your very generous review - much appreciated - it painted a lovely picture of the natural beauty of the North Shore and how lucky we are to live where we do! Delighted that your last-minute, unplanned visit to Vancouver was so successful and busy, and that you also managed a little down-time on the suite deck and in the garden. All the best, Harry and Sally
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5

Terrific stay

  • 5 of 5

Harry and Sally were wonderful hosts! The apartment was exceptionally clean and well-equipped. The location just north of downtown and near the Capilano Bridge and Grouse Mountain was very convenient. Very walkable, safe neighbrhood. I was not familiar with the Vancouver area, but found it easy to travel around and get to where I needed to go. Peaceful and quiet location.

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Janis, it was a pleasure meeting and chatting with you. You are one of the most energetic and well-travelled guests we have met! Thanks for the lovely review. Warm regards, Harry and Sally
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Incredible home away from home!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Harry and Sallys place! It was absolutely beautiful, quaint and the perfect size for our family! Harry and Sally were so welcoming and helpful if we had any questions. We would HIGHLY recommend their place to anyone looking for a place while staying in BC. loved, loved, loved our stay....hope to be back again someday!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lisa, we are delighted that you and your lovely family enjoyed our suite and its natural, scenic setting. It was a pleasure hosting you all, and we look forward to seeing you again in beautiful BC. And thank you so much for your very kind review. Best regards, Harry and Sally
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Map

Nearest Airport
22 Kilometres
Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
Queens Cross Pub (worth a visit)
Nearest Ferry
15 Kilometres
Horshoe Bay (worth a visit - delightful village)
Nearest Golf
15 Kilometres
Northlands Golf Course (stunning 18 hole public)
Nearest Train
5 Kilometres
Lonsdale Sea Bus to Waterfront to Pacific Central
Nearest Motorway
1 Kilometres
Trans Canada Highway (Highway 1 - East & West)
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Canyon - Edgemont Village (many others nearby)
Nearest Ski
7 Kilometres
Grouse Mountain Skyride, Grind, Baden Powell Trail
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Ambleside Park, West Vancouver
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

Edgemont House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$120
$752
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $23 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $75
Cleaning fee $56

Please note that the additional guest fee of $30.00 per night DOES NOT APPLY TO CHILDREN OF THE RENTER (high school or younger)! If the "Book It" system quotes the additional guest fee for your children, enter O children
Monthly rate by negotiation
Please feel free to call our home number for more information or any clarification 1-604-987-2832

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Edgemont House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Family
  • Romantic
General:
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom is small but perfect. It comprises a toilet, a single basin, and a big bath with an excellent shower. Comfortable, but not the place to hang out.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • North bedroom - 1 queen , Foams are available for children, if necessary
    South bedroom - 1 double
  • The bedrooms have been freshly decorated, and there is new bedding and linen.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • racquetball
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • snowboarding
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

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